FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) It has been one year since a special zoo baby captured the hearts of the city. On Sunday, the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo celebrated the birth of Asmara, a Sumatran Orangutan.
Asmara, which means love in Indonesian, is an important addition to the zoo. She was one of only two baby Sumatran Orangutans born in the US in 2014. About 320 Sumatran orangutans live in zoos worldwide, and only about 15 babies are born each year in the world’s zoos.
To learn more about orangutans, visit the Orangutan Species Survival Plan’s website.